In mid-July, just after school closed, seven students and two faculty took the annual 9 hour or so trip to Whole Kids Outreach (WKO) in Ellington, MO. Ash Rosary students have been volunteering with Sr. Ann Francioni SSND for over 8 years. Ms. Schroth and Sr. Anne are grade-school friends from Gentilly!
Seniors, Claire V ‘23 and Ella F ’23 and Sophomores, Marin M '25, Anabelle A '25, Grace D'25, Phoebe K '25, and sisters Annabel and Lilly R '25, volunteered a week of their vacation to serve at Whole Kids Summer Camp for Kids, a local healthcare and social service agency assisting struggling families, single mothers and children.
Our Cardinals were co-counselors in art, swimming and PE classes during summer camp.
Annabel R writes, “Whole Kids was a great opportunity to help out and serve the community.” Her sister Lilly said, “This experience really showed me how amazingly privileged I am and that we should never take anything for granted.”
Marin M, a relative of Sr. Anne, reflects that: "it was such an insightful experience that made me more appreciative.”